For the past 21 days I’ve been participating in Laura’s January Reset. My main purpose in doing it was to get back to my normal way of eating. Vacation and the holidays left me craving sugar and junk. I was following into a trap of eating whatever, whenever just because it was there. Not because I was hungry.
So what did I learn from a 21 Day Reset?
I learned that I can live without snacking on cereal, crackers and chips.
I learned that I don’t need a daily dose of chocolate.
I learned that I missed eating homemade kale chips with nutritional yeast or Banana Soft Serve. It had been far too long since I made either.
I learned that I didn’t really crave sugar until the third week. Most likely due to PMS.
I learned that I need more than eggs and veggies for breakfast. Adding oats or a piece of sprouted toast with nut butter holds me over for hours.
I learned that I “mindless” eat a lot. At work, I’ll eat my snacks or lunch while simultaneously playing with my phone.
I learned that I need to vary my weekly vegetable selection otherwise I get bored.
I learned that I don’t need coffee to function. It’s more of a treat to me or something to warm my hands up.
I learned that I overload on nut butter, nuts and things made with nuts. It’s one of my go-to snacks.
Now that I’m off the reset, I don’t think I’m going to change anything except allowing for glasses of wine (or a margarita) and coffee every so often. I also will be limiting my nut butter intake. While nuts are good for you, having 3-5 servings a day is NOT a good thing. I also am trying to put my phone away while I eat. It’s easy to do at home. At work, it’s a little harder. I only have a short window of time to catch up on things! I’ll try, though.
I never really felt restricted on the reset except while we were out to eat. I just couldn’t refuse fresh out of the oven tortilla chips and fresh salsa. Mmmmm.
I highly recommend Laura’s reset. She did such a wonderful job with the full menu’s and the Facebook support group. She is full of support and knowledge!
Here’s what’s for dinner this week:
Sunday: Salmon, massaged kale and roasted squash
Monday: Vegetable Bibimbap
Tuesday: Dinner out – fundraiser for school
Wednesday: Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup
Thursday: Kale Sweet Potato Salad Bowl
Saturday: Fish tacos + broccoli slaw
Have you ever done a reset?
What’s for dinner this week?